From Sunday’s message entitled “The Call of Abraham,” consider the below points that we all, from time to time, experience in our lives.
- It’s not easy to follow God’s commands sometimes, because we’re afraid of the unknown. Abraham didn’t have all the details, but he did follow God’s command to go to a new land.
- It’s not easy to follow God’s commands sometimes, because we’re “comfortable” where we are. Abraham had to leave the comforts of home in order to obey God.
- It’s not easy to follow God’s commands sometimes, because we aren’t use to walking by faith. Hebrews 11:8 makes an excellent point here, putting up Abraham as an example of faith.
Needless to say, although these points are relevant, neither of the 3 makes disobedience permissible. In fact, they all show our lack of trust in God’s goodness and ability to supply all of our needs. Let’s acknowledge our tendency, and combat them with trust and obedience!